Category Archives: Blindness

Missing the things we want most, even when we already have them

Russell H Conwell, in his famous lecture entitled Acres of Diamonds, tells the story of a Pennsylvania farmer who became obsessed with oil exploration, then sold his farm and went off to Canada to prospect for it. However, the man … Continue reading

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In the presence of the original

The NASA museum once hosted a group of blind people to discuss how they could make their exhibits more accessible – particularly the famous aircraft that hang from the ceiling. The director asked if a scale of model of each … Continue reading

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Sightless eyes

One of the most prolific hymn writers of all time was Fanny J Crosby, a blind woman who lost her sight as a young child. But it’s obvious through her hymns that morally and spiritually she could see wonderfully well. … Continue reading

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Eyes that do not see

Russell H Conwell, in his famous lecture entitled ‘Acres of Diamonds’, used to tell the story of a Pennsylvania farmer, whose cousin was in the oil business and refused to give him a job until he’d studied hard enough to … Continue reading

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